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Top photographer presents prizes

Fri, Jun 7th, 2024
Worth School

David Cannon, the world’s foremost golf photographer, was at Worth this week to deliver a hugely engaging talk to students and to present our Photo of the Year prizes.

David delivered a fascinating lecture about his career in photography, covering a variety of sports and working at some of the biggest sporting events on the planet, including four summer Olympics. He spoke about how methods had changed in his career, from the days of printing reels of film in darkrooms to digital photography, and how he has embraced that transition.

A packed room of students also enjoyed hearing tips about taking photographs and about his close working relationship with a number of sporting icons including the late Seve Ballesteros and fellow golfer Rory McIlroy. He also displayed iconic images he had taken of Olympian Carl Lewis, Paul Gascoigne and fellow England footballer Terry Butcher in a shirt covered in blood.

David’s talk was part of our Spencer Lecture Series, which is a series of enriching lectures for students covering a broad range of subjects.

Photography is a popular subject choice at Worth at both GCSE and A Level, as well as being offered through our activities programme.

To celebrate the talents and achievements of our student photographers, we run a Photo of the Month competition where students, staff and the wider Worth community get an opportunity to vote for their favourite from a selection of 10 images. Each monthly winner is then put forward to a grand final which is judged by a panel of five professional photographers.

We are very grateful to highly-respected photographers Simon Dack, Liz Finlayson, Ady Kerry, Sam Stephenson and David Cannon for judging this year’s competition.

The Worth Photo of the Year trophy was presented by David Cannon to Year 13 student Freddie for a fabulous image which is shown below (final picture). Second and third placed trophies were also awarded along with a certificate for each of our finalists. Well done to all of our finalists.

For more on Photography at Worth click here to read our GCSE and A Level option guides.

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